As CMU operates in an online, work-from-home environment due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Libraries continue to provide support to all members of our community, even those not associated with specific colleges or departments.
General Submission Guidelines
The University Archives are working to document the effect of COVID-19 on our community. To do this, we are asking community members to consider documenting their experiences and submit them to the archives. We will enact restriction periods as appropriate, but our ultimate goal is to make these documents available for research.
Students paint the Fence one last time before Spring 2020 classes moved online due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo courtesy of the University Archives.
Over 100 years after the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 disrupted operations on the Carnegie Mellon University campus, the university found itself once again adjusting to a new normal with the move to online instruction and closure of many campus facilities as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
As we all anxiously await the outcome of ongoing clinical trials seeking a COVID-19 vaccine, Carnegie Mellon University scholars, students, faculty, and staff might be surprised to learn that the Posner Collection holds a first-edition copy of the foundation text of modern immunology and vaccination: Edward Jenner’s "An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae, a Disease Discovered in Some of the Western Counties of England" (London, 1798). In this scholarly blog post, Dr. Samuel Lemley, Curator of Special Collections, examines the item.
As our small but mighty team prepared for, and swiftly made the move to, remote working alongside our colleagues and students, it was clear that our essential support of the CMU-Q community would be needed now more than ever.